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says that mr. obama wants big government, not a big economy. >> republicans have tried to persuade the president of the need for a course correction. but weeks of negotiations have shown that his commitment to big government is simply too great to lead to the kind of long-term reforms we need. >> question. when the negotiations started, president obama was looking for a big deal. $4 trillion in spending cuts and tax hikes. has the big deal turned into a big fizzle, pat buchanan? >> it has not, john. did it for awhile but now it is back, and we're talking about something close to adds 4 trillion deal. the president is deep in negotiations with boehner and cantor, and here are the terms. you raise the debt ceiling, at the same time there are 3 trillion in cuts, and they deal with social security and medicare. there is no revenue enhancement. however, you get together some kind of commission which what it does, john, it drops tax rates in return for giving away these deductions, exemptions, allowances, breaks, which in effect is pure reaganism. there's one problem with that. there's a
" will be bittersweet will be sure, a big celebration marked by big questions of what's ahead. >> bob, thanks. also with us is charles bolden, nasa administrator. >> good to be with you. >> there's a lot of criticism, including john glenn, by ending the program the way it's being ended without a backup plan this is ignoring a cardinal rule at nasa, saying there should be something else ready to go. how do you respond? >> we spent seven years with a well organized transition plan for phasing out shuttle and moving on to the next era. we're excited about what president obama is allowing us to do, working hard with the commercial entities, we hope to fly our first commercial crew, cargo missions early next year, they will be american made rockets flying cargo to the international space station and starting to work with commercial entities, hope to release a request for proposal on commercial contracts to take crew to orbit, maybe three years after we let the contract, we'll have a capability. >> many do see this and a number of astronauts have spoken over the last few weeks have said it seems like u.s
. remember, this big putt that he made for par at 18. that got him into the playoff. ian: that's not dissimilar to the putt that sean o'hair has upcoming for his par. bill: dean ryan from the royal canadian golf association marking it off, seeing who's away. david: i think sean o'hair would love to be away here. it's not the easiest up and down -- even though it's uphill there's a little false front there. mistake with the contacts you can either run it baby or come back to your feet for kris blanks. peter k.: he's indicateed that sean o'hair is away. ian: big right to left here. downhill. difficult to get the right speed. he wants to hole it but he's got to make sure he doesn't hit it so far by that he doesn't make the five a test. kris blanks has a tricky chip sitting down in that first cut, sitting down in that first cut, coming steeply uphill. wonderful effort for sean o'hair. it's a bogey. it's a bogey. but it was a beautiful putt. bill: watch kris blanks in the background. a little body english. ian: yeah, it's a gentleman's game, isn't it? david: with some great acting.
, the sharpest minds, best sources, hardest talk. >>> issue one, too big to fail? >> i urge democrats and republicans in the senate to find common ground on a plan they can get support that can get support from both parties in the houses, a plan that i can sign by tuesday. >> okay, the economic stats n the second quarter of this year, april, may, june, the u.s. economy grew at a rate of that's 4/10 every 1% growth. question, are these statistics a bigger worry than the debt ceiling prevailing argument? pat buchanan? >> they're equally big worries, john. despite the fact the president had an $800 billion stimulus fed is triple the money supply, three deficits of almost $5 trillion, the economy is dead in the water this. that argues for a stimulus of a reaganite stimulus or obama stimulus, but there's who more tools in the toolbox here. on the other side you have the debt deficit problem, which $10 trillion in deficits, which argues for austerity. spending cuts, taxations, so you've got two in total conflict. the president inherited aaron economy, john, that i think the only way this th
the redskins players. back to you. >> all right, one deal done, another big deal to go. brett, thank you for that. >>> now, today, we're hearing the other side of the story in the sex case against strauss- kahn. liz accuser is come -- his accuser is coming out. >> god is my witness, aisle telling the truth. >> she's the hotel maid who said that the former monetary fund attacked her when he was in his hotel room. in an interview with abc news, he gave her side of the story. >> i turned my head and he came to me and grabbed my breast, no, you don't have to be sorry. i said stop that, i don't want to lose my job. >> and he also talked to news week. now, strauss-kahn has denied those accusations and out on bail. prosecutors say that the case is weak because they have evidence that she lied about her history and her background. now, strauss-kahn's lawyer says what happened in that hotel room was consensual. >>> a local psychiatrist is killed by one of their patients. we'll have more on that ahead. >>> but first, local investigators are tracking an arsonist. there's been nine suspicious fires
september 12th of this year. with big crowds expected, reservations are needed. you can do it online. >>> nasa wants to remind us the heads up on the low-flying air pollution monitoring flights. there will be a few between the beltway and baltimore. expect to see the planes flying low between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. >> also today, we expect to hear from president obama on the tense negotiations over the federal debt ceiling. >> the clock is ticking and bipartisan talks this weekend ended with no deal. >> surae chinn is live on capitol hill with an important story that affects every single one of us. surae? >> well, andrea, mike, the deadline is looming. anxiety on capitol hill. anxiety at the white house. the president will be speaking later on today at a press conference this morning. late last night at the white house, the president met with congressional leaders to hammer out a deal to lower the nation's deficit. they met for about an hour and a half. the president trying to push his plan to raise the $14.3 trillion and cut $4 trillion in spending in cuts to healthcare and social
leak shut down i-270 for phi hours. if you've seen the volume of traffic on that road, it is a big deal. surae chinn is live in clarksburg where repairs are still going on as we speak. good morning, surae. >> good morning to you. the commute this morning will be much, much better. it will be improved because the roads are open. 270 wide open this morning. the only thing you really have to worry about is working around the work zone because it will be down to one lane. let me show you this work zone and where that main broke here. it is right there at the three pillars you see over there. that's to hold up the earth so it doesn't cave in. the big excavator, the one where the windows got blown out so you can imagine big pressure that was happening as that gas main broke. you can see the mud all over the place that caused this very dangerous situation. well, this happened around 4:00 yesterday and people were working through the night to make those repairs and also keep this place safe. traffic backed up as you mentioned, 270 was shut down just as the evening commute got underway. cars had
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, topper. >> it is getting better. if you are north of town no big problems. if you're south of town you're still dealing with some big thunderstorms. in the wake of some of the storms still some flash floods in effect. they are at the bottom of the screen. take heed in that as well. watch the watch box get trimmed. starting with thunderstorms 2, 3 p.m. they are south of us now. watch box in response gets trimmed. so now it is essentially dc south. but i think even further south to get the really severe weather. doppler weather. access on our website wusa9.com. we are looking at big thunderstorms south. a massive area of hail just to the east of oak grove. everything is pushing off to the east. leonard town heavy rain just to your south. very heavy rain now just south of 3 and actually right around 3 towards port royal. we are talking about rainfall rates 1 to 2 inches per hour. so this will probably lead us to more flash flood warnings in the wake of these storms. to the west we go. spotsylvania under a severe thunderstorm warning now. this is a lot of hail and that's one of the criteri
around. >> i can guarantee you there's something from a lot of big cities across the country and really something for everyone here this morning. >> all good. >>> the breaking news, former head of the international monetary fund is free to go anywhere he wants as long as he stays in the u.s. a judge friday released dominique strauss-kahn from the u.s. after prosecutors admitted there are problems with the rape case against him. sean hennessey of wcbs in new york has more. >> on this weekend strauss-kahn is enjoying his own freedom. the case is now hanging by a thread. for the first time in weeks, dominique strauss-kahn left his manhattan apartment finally free from house arrest gone with the ankle bracelet after prosecutors admitted there are problems with the housekeeper who accused him of sexual assault. >> there are substantial credibility issues. >> reporter: prosecutors admitted the 32-year-old told them a series of lies and her whereabouts after the attack, first claiming to hiding in the hallway, but later admitted to cleaning two rooms. >> i understand the circumstances surround
morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. >> big sports news this weekend. >> huge. >> you had to seeing it, everybody is talking about it. women's world cup soccer, after one of the most thrilling girls in the history of soccer, penalty kicks, ally krieger. tied up. everyone saying lights out, it's over, they're going over. they tie it up, shoot-out they take it 5-2 over brazil and now in the semifinals. >> they're going to meet france on twewednesday. just fantastic to watch. i love watching the players, how excited they are. brazil no joke when it comes to soccer. >> 12 years to the day after brandy chastain the shirt -- you remember that. >> i do. i do. >>> first we want to touch on yes, the debt ceiling. starting to sound like a broken record. the deadline is looming for raising the debt ceiling. there were more talks at the white house on sunday. still no resolution. president obama told lawmakers be prepared to meet again today and every day until a deal is reached. cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante has the latest for us this morning. bill, good morni
a secondary effect on big businesses throughout the washington area. many are now having to implement a contingent plan in -- contingency plan in case of a no deal by tuesday. we explain on capitol hill why this is taking a toll on local markets. >> reporter: bruce, still the same, not a whole lot of activity up here, not one that's leading towards a solution, at least. now business leaders here in washington say they're getting ready to take a hit, one that they're describing as an embarrassment to washington. nine of the 15 counties in the country, the top ones are here, this really is embarrassing and it's a travesty because it's going to make money more expensive for those counties and those counties have never had any problem. >> reporter: jim dinegar is the ceo for the greater washington board of trade. he says as the time winds down toward a debt default on tuesday, business leaders in the washington area are growing frustrated and concerned of the ripple effect that a no deal will cause. dinegar explains of the $fourteen.3 debt is defaulted on, area businesses could crash and
appear to be far apart. the big sticking point is taxes. the president says any agreement must include revenue increases but republicans are fiercely opposed. >> to get a big package would require a big tax increases in the middle of the economic situation that is extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. it is a terrible idea. it is a job killer. >> reporter: if no deal is reached by the august 2nd deadline, the u.s. may not be able to borrow money to keep the government running and could default on its massive loans. >> if they don't act, then we face catastrophic damage to the american economy. >> some republicans favor cutting spending by $2 trillion. they accuse the obama administration of scare tactics, claiming the u.s. has the money. it will not default and that there is no reason to panic. tara mergener, for cbs news, the white house. >>> both sides are scheduled to meet later today. >>> well, the national debt may be a topic that many americans are glossing over. but it affects each of us. surae chinn wanted to know if you knew what the consequences are if no deal is
. >> afghanistan off page one. iraq is on page one? >> in the ends of july, this is going to be up this big on page one finish they're in the deal. he's got to -- [everyone talking at once] >> unemployment rate on page one! >> if the unemployment rate comes out high, it will be the lead story in the newspaper, john. >> it will dominate the story that we just had? >> it will dominate if for a couple days. >> there will be a deal. >> there will be a deal? >> and there will be a deal and neither side will be happy. each side will give the other side something. they're -- >> not the taxes. that won't be part of the deal. taxes will not be part of the deal. >> what do you 90. >> tax revenues -- [everyone talking at once] >> they'll find something, i think, to agree on finally. i don't know whether it will be on august 2 or august 5th. but unemployment rate is not off the front pages. unemployment is -- on the number-one issue in 20% of american names. you have the biggest unemployment we've had since the great despres in real terms that. is what will kill obama's prospects if he doesn't do something abo
. we talked about that yesterday. and this is a pretty big storm. it was a pretty big storm just to the south and it will roll across 97 and eventually in this area. keep that in mind traveling between 97 back toward 50. we will go farther north. this is a storm we showed you earlier and mt. arie. pretty good storm. sugar low. rainfall rates 1 inch an hour in that particular storm. we still have the storm that is back in the mountains and that storm also will produce some heavy rains headed towards winchester at this hour. now in the next hour where will they go? this is going to move essentially down 270, approaching frederick. this will move across the bay. monster storm. it will become a marine warning for the northern bay. hail and heavy rain. the storm is back at the northwest. diminishing a little bit in intensity. 94 right now downtown. 90 in manassas. 93 in leesburg. plenty hot. should stay dry for the nats game. cold front sinks south. muggy with storms tonight. more storms tomorrow. flash flood watch goes into effect tomorrow. hot and less humid over the weekend. so for
for charity. the democrats won big. 8-2. now, with all of the trash talk and the focus on winning, gary nurenberg sees similarities between the debt negotiations and the big game. gary. >>. >> reporter: well, some differences too. you can see what is going on on the field. other differences? >> we don't have a clue what the rules are. there is no guarantee either side of the country will win. >> reporter: i hear they're playing ball . we have to be playing ball in the other venue. >> reporter: but it is hard ball. >> we play to win. we play to win. we didn't not a single one of us got down here coming in second. >> reporter: the democrats jumped to an early lead behind the pitching of louisiana's cedrick richmond who drove in a run with a long drive. it was quickly 6-0 democrats. philosophy for overcoming that deficit? >> you just do what the president does and scream foul ball about everything and walk off. >> reporter: okay, it's a stretch. but take it from one of baseball's legendary families. >> that's always been the legacy of my great-grandfather that you get out there and play t
! why is he introducing it? >> i think the president is acting in good faith. i think he wants a big deal. i think he will take cuts that contracts won't want and take taxes. because his presidency and the future of the country -- he believes -- [everyone talking at once] >> socialistic. that what you're saying. >> vaguely socialistic, yes. >> when they came out with the report he said -- >> what is that report? >> that's a report that deals with the long-term deficit problems of this country. >> they recommend taxation, do they not. >> they had a whole series of recommendations, and the president said i will stand by what they did, except they're still waiting for him to stand by them. >> he's never taken it seriously, in not in his budget, not in his budget state, know when bowl simpson came city. not when they wanted a clean debt limit increase. so that he is winning a debate over the fiscal future of the country is astonishing! and. >> but he's keeping something else off page one! what is it? >> this is a genuine. >> the unemployment problem? it doesn't even figure in this. >> co
. preliminary reports indicate a tire blowout were to blame. >>> a big stage collapsed at a music festival in ottawa, canada. the band cheap trick was playing at the ottawa blues fest when a severe thunderstorm hit. the band got off the stage safely. one person was seriously injured. >>> to the dangerous heat wave that's baking much of middle america with many areas suffering through triple-digit temperatures the oppressive and sticky weather isn't going away any time soon. it's expected to last all week and headed east. this morning at least 15 states are under excessive heats advisories, warnings or watches. most are in the midwest where cooling centers are overcrowded. cynthia bowers reports. >> reporter: it's been so hot for so long in oklahoma the government called for a statewide day of prayer in hope of some divine intervention. for 47 straight days, temperatures in oklahoma city have been 90 or more. there's been only one day below 100 so far this month and it's expected to be 100 degrees or more through at least friday. this summer searing heat is setting new standards. this month
in rural areas. last year the postal service lost $8 billion. the partial shut-down of the f.a.a. is a big windfall for most u.s. airlines this morning. congress failed to fund the budget for the f.a.a., authorization to collect taxes on airline ticket expired. only three airlines though -- alaska air, frontier and virgin atlantic, are dropping fares. other airlines are collecting and keeping $200 million a week. >>> mcdonald's is announcing big changes to its happy meals today. the los angeles times reports the fast food giant will add servings of fruits and veggies to the popular meals and the size of fries will shrink. look for changes in september. >>> and that denver teenager mauled by a bear in alaska is describing the attack from his hospital bed. the weekend attack happened north of anchorage. 17-year-old sam gotsian was on a hike for a survival course. some got away and sam was lucky just to survive. >> i thought i was going to die when i was being attacked. i was so scareded. we saw the first person go around the corner, yell bear and run backwards. i looked behind me and the bea
.com. >>> some other big stories we're following tonight, the woman -- appears in court. the latest in the lemon murder case. and for the final time, a shuttle blasts off into outer space. i'm andrea mckaren where the lu lu lemon trial -- it was a struggle so violent it crushed her skull and severed her spinal cord. john mccarthy outlines some evidence he'll bring to trial in october. crime scene photos, dna, along with expert analysis of blood splatter and show prints found at the scene. for the first time her lawyer raised issues about her competentes. >> our investigation is still continuing. >>> i'm kristin fisher at the kennedy space center. i watched the final launch with my mother. i watched my mom fly in space when she became the first mother in space. i later watched my dad fly in space. to be here today it was truly impressive to be surrounded by all these current and former space shuttle astronauts as they watch the culmination of this 30-year program. >>> it was also an exciting day for the nasa employees. they created some of the cargo that went up with the shuttle toda
with it, instead pushing for smaller $2 trillion measure. >> a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: even some democrats are raising concerns about the president's plan especially cuts to medicare and other social services. >> we said we're not going to end to medicare guarantee. >> reporter: president obama scheduled a news conference this morning before the news conference this morning. >> the president made it clear he's willing to do very difficult things for him, for his party but the republicans have to do some things, too. >> reporter: if a deal to raise the debt ceiling is not approved by august 2nd, the treasury department says the government will run out of money to pay its bills and the new head of the international monetary fund warns the impact could be felt worldwide. >> interest hikes, stock markets taking a huge hit and real nasty consequences. >> reporter: as negotiations drag on, credit agencies are threatenin
. >> it was a really big shock. >> there was a lot of texting, no, there was no screaming. there was some cursing. >> some people were freaking out but everybody was pretty calm overall. >> reporter: when you say freaking out, tell us. >> the girl on the right side of the wing she was crying and the guy was trying to jump out of the wing by the emergency exit but everybody else was pretty calm. >> reporter: both planes fully trying to head out of boston. most ended up stuck here. it could have been much worse? >> absolutely and there were kids on board, the kids were terrific. it was very calm, everybody was fine. >> that was wbz's jim armstrong reporting. safety officials hope audio tapes from the control tower will shed some light on how that accident happened. >>> there was another incident in the skies but this one was 240 miles above earth. nasa woke the space shuttle crew late thursday after the computer set off alarms. the astronauts aboard "atlantis" were able to switch to a backup system. they'll double shoot the problem today or troubleshoot that is. nasa says the crew is safe. "atlanti
. the lineup tonight here on cbs, "60 minutes," "big brother," "undercover boss," and "csi: miami." so another thrilling finish here in the quad cities. and another championship for this favorite son of the midwest, steve stricker. for our entire cbs sports team, thanks for being with us. thanks for being with us. so long from silvis, illinois. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. we begin tonight with news of a rare sunday night showdown at the white house. as the race to strike a deficit reduction deal heads to the wire, president obama is meeting with congressional leaders with both sides still far apart. we haved latest on the meeting and what the stakes are. and we begin with senior white house correspondent bill plante. >> reporter: with an august 2nd deadline hanging over them, president obama and congressional leaders both talk to the grand bargain, a deal to cut around $4 trillion in spending and restructure the tax system. but last night house speaker john boehner called it quits saying simply he didn't have the
've stabilized. under $100 a barrel. unless we see a big drop there, we're probably stuck where we are right now. >> just tapping into the oil reserves didn't make as big of a difference as we hoped. >> usually talking about it brings prices down. the actual act tends to do very little. it is a psychological game that wall street is playing and the oil markets as well. >> what do you have for us in the next half hour? >> hatchbacks are hot. >> hatchbacks. >> we're talking about that coming up. >> are they still called hatchbacks? >> you betcha! >> very good. the shuttle astronauts have been up for a few hours. >> and now, nasa is trying to figure out whether or not a heap of space junk will interfere with tomorrow's space walk. more on that story coming up. >> plus, we'll have more on the royal couple's final stop in the u.s. before heading back to britain. >> bring out the sunglasses, lather on the sunscreen for today. it will be a hot one. yes, you'll feel the humidity. here's your day planner for this monday. by 9:00, mostly sunny temperatures in the lower 80s at noon for lunchtime. lower 90s
it on twitter and facebook. but as it turns out the price was a big mistake. sears apologized. says they will not honor the discounted price. >> you've got to be kidding me? the ipad ii normally retails for about $750. >>> harry potter's final installment of the series earned $92 million on its opening day. that makes it the biggest premier of any film in history. box office trackers projecting the movie will also break the opening weekend record currently held by "the dark knight." >> that's it. it is over. can you believe it? >> finally comes to a close. >> we have got some hot, even dangerous weather headed our way? >> dangerous weather. heat index values through the middle and end of next week could hit the 100 teens in some locations. it will be intensely hot as we get to the end of the week but for the weekend. at least we will squeak out another beautiful day for tomorrow. in fact, the forecast overnight tonight is going to stay in the clear. we still have high pressure rolling. that's a good thing. we will keep it quiet as we go into the early morning hours. in fact the curr
actually cancelled their fireworks show. but over all the big one going off. maybe saw light sprinkles this evening. no severe thunderstorm warnings issued tonight. that's the good news. we still see a little bit of action on the doppler radar. look at the green you see out to the west basically out towards 66 and 81. we have some showers. light stuff here. not amounting to a whole lot. but around warrenton, chantilly getting some light showers and bethesda getting light sprinkles as well. 73 in leesburg. all the way down to 69 in martinsburg. now, what we're expecting the next few days, cloudy but dry as you're heading back to work and then becoming sunny and hot in a lot of places. chance of showers and thunderstorms do remain with us pretty much all week. the frontal system doesn't really want to move on that quickly through. mere is the future cast -- here is the future cast. maybe to the bay we can see some activity. maybe thunderstorm or moderate rainfall there. tomorrow morning some cloudy conditions. the clouds do start to clear upstarting from the north and then heading down t
with the big bang during the height of the crisis, having painting, oh, my goodness. >> at 4:41, a huge defense contractor announces a round of voluntary layoffs. >> more than a dozen people are in custody for a cyberattack against pay pal. >> we're back with your weather first in two minutes. [ man ] did we get anything good? sweetie i think you need a little extra fiber in your diet. fiber makes me sad. oh common. i dare you to taste one hint of fiber in fiber one. oh, i'd be able to tell. why don't i just eat this bag? and how can you talk to me about fiber when you are eating a candybar. you enjoy that. i am. [ male announcer ] fiber beyond recognition. fiber one. >>> it is really muggy out there. it is going to be another hot, hot day. slight chance of a thunderstorm. i've left it off of the forecast. we may see one, two this afternoon. highs today 96, 97, kind of like yesterday. triple digits on the way. we'll talk about that in a few minutes. angie has the latest timesaver traffic. >> we're taking a look at maryland's 270 making that southbound trip, notice moving at speed past 109 despi
. >> reporter: larry kanor red says the treasury faces a big $22 billion social security payment on august 3. but recent tax revenues have come in $14 billion higher than expectd. >> in other words, the treasury on august 2 is going to have more cash on hand than what it looked like before. therefore they'll be able to make that big social security payment on august. >> reporter: at most that gives the government one more week. can they go right up to the 11th hour here. >> there's a big cost going to the 11th hour because you start to spook the markets. >> reporter: ric mishkin points out when congress at first rejected the tarp financial rescue package in 2008 the dow plummeted nearly 800 points that day. >> boy, was it a disaster. when you go to the last minute and you're basically saying, you know, don't assume that we have responsible adults, well, that actually has huge, huge costs. we've seen this happen before. let's hope it doesn't happen now. >> reporter: economists say the risk of a default is remote, but the risk of a new recession is very real. if america has to slash its spendi
the national debt is more than $14 trillion. >> now, how big is that? this is kind of fun, let's take a look at what $1,000 looks like in $100 bills. now let's take a look at what $1 million and $1 billion would look like and this is what $1 trillion looks like. multiply by that by 14 and that's roughly how much our country is in the red. >> i take just a quarter. >> i would too. >>> meantime a new york man accused of dismembers an 8-year- old boy has pleaded not guilty. a judge ordered levi aaron to undergo a psychological evaluation after his lawyers said he may be mentally ill. police say he urged leiby kletzky away and then killed him. they found parts of his body in different places. >> it's an unbelievable, unbelievable feeling that i feel like i lost sort of my kids. that's the closeness that everybody feels to this family. >> first of all, the realization that we lost a child. number two, i can speak for myself as a father thinking what were the final grisly moments of his death? there's no words. i have to step away because i'm getting very emotional. >> wednesday night, tearful cha
forward. >>> big news this morning. first according to several reports the sexual assault case against dominique strauss-kahn is falling apart because his accuser may not be telling the truth. strauss-kahn has a bail hearing later today. cbs news correspondent elaine quijano is at the courthouse in manhattan with the latest. >> reporter: good morning to you. if true these new developments represent a stunning reversal of fortune for the man whose political and financial career all but disintegrated when he was arrested six weeks ago. two law enforcement officials told "the times" the case against dominique strauss-kahn could soon collapse because they have uncovered major holes in the credibility of the housekeeper who filed the charges. >> this defendant is charged with criminal sexual acts in the first degree. >> reporter: the woman charged that strauss-kahn assaulted her and forced her to commit a sex act when he came upon her while she was cleaning his $3,000 a night suite at new york's sofitel hotel. forensic evidence confirms a sexual encounter between the two took place but pros
operators have always had plenty of back seat drivers riding along but since last fall big brother has been watching too. the transit system installed these cameras aimed at the driver's seat at a cost of $3 million. >> track movements of the buses and activities that the operators are involved in. primarily as a training tool. >> reporter: the union representing drivers complains there was a hidden agenda for the cameras. >> they told us they weren't going to take any disciplinary action with the property but lately they have been. >> reporter: once the probation period for the cameras ended last february a lot of misbehavior has been caught on metrocam including running red lights, which is the most common offense, speeding, failure to use seat belts and cell phone use while driving. the cameras monitor the drivers constantly but sudden events are recorded. disciplinary actions were taken including 222 suspensions and 20 firings for cell phone use. most of the passengers we spoke to seem to share this view. >> i think it is a great idea. it will make them stay focused on road and not get
money you're spending on salaries over at the white house. we're talking about some big bucks here! white house staffers make $37 million a year combined in salaries and here's a look at the breakdown. it takes 454 staffers to run the white house office and that doesn't count staff for the president like butlers and chefs. the median salary for white house worker is $70,000 a year but one out of every three people working at the white house makes at least $100,000 a year. and the maximum salary allowed is $172,200. so, who makes that much money? we're only talking about the biggest names here. press secretary, jay carney, counter terrorism advisor john brennan. chiefs of staff bill daley. adviser david plouffe and seven others. of course, the president makes over $400,000. >> we're talking our tax dollars. >> what if they're with private companies? >> they would make a lot more. let's take the case of bill daley, for example, when he was working with jpmorgan, he was making $9 million. >> whoa! >> but think of it this way, of course working at the white house increases your marketa
examined all the pieces of a potential big deal, spending cuts, entitlement reforms, savings from the tax cut and employment insurance. the big deal is his preference but he'd accept a small $2 trillion deal. there's also a proposal by senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell to give the president the authority to extend the debt ceiling through 2012 without the consent. >> he described it as a last ditch effort in case we're unable to do anything else and what may look like something less than optimal today if we're unable to get to an agreement might look pretty good a couple of weeks from now. >> reporter: that fallback agreement is looking more and more likely. sources say that the person who made the most of the argument on wednesday, eric cantor, didn't even open his mouth yesterday in the meeting, and they say that they expect things to move forward, but they don't know how fast. there's no meeting today, but we will hear from the president at a news conference later this morning. >> bill, thanks. we will be carrying that news conference for you here on cbss apart of our special cov
. and did you watch the game yesterday? wow. a big bummer for u.s. somer fans. the u.s. women's team was expected to win the world cup on sunday, had a lot of chances. but lost to japan on penalty kicks. it was a nail biter right to the end. it touched off huge celebrations in japan where they're still recovering from the disasters, the earthquake and tsunami, and we'll have more on that tough loss for the usa and also what lies ahead for the u.s. women in just a bit. >> so close. >> so close. >> but we'll get to that coming up. but first let's begin with the latest on the hacking scandal. on sunday, london's top cop quit over his department's connection to the accused phone hacker and while the woman in charge was arrested. elizabeth palmer is in london with more this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. well, when this whole affair exploded exactly two weeks ago today, nobody dreamed how many powerful high profile people would be dragged in and down. rebekah brooks, the former murdock editor and british ceo, has now been bailed of a her ter arrest yesterday. she
for some time. and the spending has been going on in washington is a big part of the reason why. well, before i served in congress, i ran a small business in ohio. i was amazed at how different washington dc operated than every other business in america. for most american businesses make the hard choices to pay their bills, live within their means. in washington, more spending and more debt is business as usual. i've got news for washington. those days are over. president obama came to congress in january and requested business as usual. he had another routine increase in the national debt. but we in the house said not so fast. here was the president asking for the largest debt increase in american history on the heels of the largest spending bing in american history. and here is what we got for that massive spending bing. a new health care bill that most americans never asked for. a stimulus bill that more effective in producing material for late night comedians than it was in producing jobs. and a national debt that has gotten so out of hand it sparked a crisis without precedence in
this morning. big story here. we're going to look at a nuclear plant in tennessee called watts bar where a recent federal inspection found more than 40 significant problems. 40. it is a crucial issue, especially after japan's recent nuclear meltdown. one critic says regulators are gambling with people's lives. we're going to hear more from armen keteyian in this investigation. >> something you don't want to miss when you think about the future of this country's energy policy. but we begin with britain's tabloid scandal, and an unprecedented day for the owner at the center of it. rupert murdoch faces questioning by british lawmakers, who want to know more about cell phone hacking, police payoffs, and other alleged wrongdoing by reporters at his newspapers. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer is in london outside the house of parliament with the latest. good morning, liz. >> good morning. the murdochs are going to appear in about 2 1/2 hours from now. technically, at a session of the commons committee on culture, media and sports. but i'll tell you, in atmosphere it's much more like a
,000 died from it. new research shows that a big problem may be that almost no one gets the recommended treatment. here's dr. jon lapook. >> think it's ready? >> yup. >> reporter: six years ago, adam schaffer was enjoying thanksgiving with his family until... >> i went to the bathroom and there was a whole bunch of red and it was very scary. >> reporter: he was just 44 years old. the doctors diagnosis floored him. >> he says "you have bladder cancer." and you could feel the room spinning. >> reporter: his first doctor removed the tumor but did not follow up with standard recommended treatment. failure to follow guidelines is dangerously common and one reason bladder cancer survival has not improved in 25 years says u.c.l.a.'s dr. karim chamie. >> if we were to get a report card based on our performance with these guideline measures i would say we bead failing. >> reporter: for the first two years after finding early bladder cancer, doctors are supposed to test the urine for abnormal cells and examine the inside of the bladder every three months. they're also supposed to fill it with an
at barclay's capital says the treasury faces a big $22 billion social security payment august 3rd but recent tax revenues have come in $14 billion higher than expected. >> in other words the treasury on august 2nd stands to have more cash on hand than before and they'll be able to make the big social security payment august 3rd. >> reporter: at most that gives the government one more week. >> can they go up to the 11th hour? >> there's a big cost going to the 11th hour because you spook. >> reporter: in the rescue package in 2008 the dow plummeted nearly 800 points that day. >> boy, was it a disaster, so when you go last minute and you're basically saying you know, don't assume that we have responsible adults that has huge, huge costs we've seen it happen before. >> reporter: the risk is remote, the risk of a new recession is very real. the recovery could be over and quickly. anthony mason, cbs news, new york. >>> in norway the killer is in solitary confinement after his first appearance in an oslo courtroom. he expects to spend the rest of his life in a cell. >> anders breivik left the cour
. big time showers and storms yesterday. anywhere from a third of an inch to an inch and a half depending on where you were. you also notice overnight, clear skies. with the clear skies, the ground is a little bit moist for some of the showers and storms yesterday. fog has developed. visibility a half-mile in frederick. 3/4 in westminster. visibilities out toward culpepper at 3/4. quarter mile in oakland. patchy dense fog in spots. we're doing ok in town with visibility of 7 miles. temperatures in the 70s. gaithersburg and lovetsville in the upper 60s. highs today mostly in the low 90s. let's go over to angie with the latest timesaver traffic. >> hope everybody is off to a terrific tuesday. right now, so far, so good out there. green light stays on. looks like the construction across the area started to clear out of here. let's take a closer look at your outer loop. we move it outside. it looks like from route one college park all the way to georgia avenue. tracking these headlights. they're all moving at speed. let's move it back over to the maps. this time, our focus will be o
've said let's do a big deal to reduce our debt and our deficit. by trillions of dollars. i've said i'm willing to make very tough spending cuts. i'm willing to make modifications to entitlements like medicare and medicaid. and i've said in return, let's make sure that folks like myself who have been extraordinarily blessed are contributing to the sacrifices that are necessary. >> the president is holding a news conference later this morning. he'll be talking about the ongoing debate and we'll bring you live coverage of the address it begin this is morning at 1:00 right here on news knew -- 11:00 right here on channel 9. >>> i extra drama at holy cross hospital in silver spring. they were evacuated from delivery suites after a fire broke out. it began around 11:15 last night. firefighters discovered flames on the outside to have building and -- of the building and smoke was coming in. an emergency plan went into effect. patients were moved to safe areas and no one was hurt and the hospital stayed open. the investigation into what started the fire is ongoing. >>> and montgomery county
. >> the president said he prefers a big package. we all do and i hope that there will be some kind of break-through. >> reporter: and u.s. treasury officials are now considering their options just in case congress does not make that august 2nd deadline, and the u.s. defaults on its loans for the very first time. betty? >> tara mergener in washington, thank you, tara. >>> the tsa issued a new terror warning about something called body packing. the government says terrorists may be shifting tactics to evade airport securing by sewing inside a suicide attacker's body. sandra hughes has details. >> reporter: the transportation security administration confirms al qaeda operatives in yemen want to implant a bomb inside operatives. >> we have passed it to our foreign partners and the u.s. carriers. >> reporter: the tsa alerted airlines worldwide and is beefing up security for international flights headed to the u.s. a law enforcement source tells cbs news officials have not uncovered an actual plot, information al qaeda recently expressed interest in recruiting a surgeon to implant explosives. exp
. remember, our summer, their winter. they got big mountains down there. >> nine feet. >> we had storms like that, almost like that out in the western u.s. prolifics winter for snow. they were skiing in places like mammoth through independence day. >> here, no skiing. >> no way. >> i could go for some slopes. sno-cone even. a slushy, i don't care. anything with ice with it will work for me. we've got dangerous heat and humidity. that's the problem. it was the problem yesterday. it will be the problem today. it will be the problem tomorrow. conditions will be improving. we'll be getting a little bit of relief. even into the lower 90s. looking at your forecast, our day planner on this severe weather alert day due to the heat, the humidity, the code red air. we're going to very quickly warm up. 97 by noon. even in the upper 80s here at 8:00. 87 degrees at 8:00 in the morning. what is going on. northwest winds will become southwesterly this afternoon. 102 by 4:00. that will be about the high today. some spots night of might make 103, 104 with an isolated storm or two this afternoon. we keep our
island this morning. they arrived late sunday. they drew big crowds of well wishers, later this week wrap up their 11-day tour in southern california. >>>ase stock markets picked up today where they left on friday with solid gains. the nikkei was up almost 1%, hong kong's hang seng rose almost 1.5%. this week wall street's closed for the holiday. they'll get an update on how america's factories are doing. >>> americans celebrate independence day in lots of different ways. one of the many for families is a trip to a nearby state park. several states have budget problems these days and money for parks is often among the first things cut. kendis gibson reports. >> reporter: for the past decade brian, julianne and their kids have been coming to mcgrath beach but this may be their last trip here. it is set to close in november. do you feel you're losing a family member? >> we do. i feel safe here. it's great for families. >> reporter: amid the pristine beauty of california's state parks there is an ugly reality, finances. they've seen their budgets cut by 43% since 2003 and cash-strapped calif
to change entitlements and we know we're going to need revenues if we want a big package to solve the deal. now if it turns out the other side won't budge on anything, then we're going to be here every day until we get this done. >> senator mcconnell's proposal which we mentioned briefly at the top came out after you sat down with the president but what are the white house and other leaders saying about it this morning? >> well, there's a sense of relief, you can almost feel it all across washington today, erica, because senator mcconnell's proposal would help them step back from the brink. the president's spokesperson, jay carney, said yesterday that default is not an option, and they said some positive things about senator mcconnell's proposal, so everyone today is debating that proposal, but there is a sense that it lets some of the pressure off and may help the country avoid default. >> so in some ways it lets some of the pressure off politically. even though the president told you it's time to set politics aside, neither party wants to be the one that causes the u.s. to default so you
to that coming up. but first, president obama and congress go back to work today in one of the big items on their to-do list is a deal to cult the budget deficit and raise the federal debt limit. joining us now is cbs news senior white house correspondent bill plante. bill, good morning. what is the latest on these negotiations? >> well, chris, in one word, they are deadlocked. still. there's been no further schedule of talks between the white house and congress. republicans remain opposed to any kind of new taxes. and democrats are just as adamant that there has to be some kind of new revenue. congress has raised the debt ceiling 102 times since it was first instituted in 1917. and ten times in the last decade. but never before have the stakes been so high, or democrats and republicans so unwilling to budge. norm ornstein is a longtime student of congress. >> normally what you see in these negotiations is tough stances, but at least some willingness to go, not halfway, but a quarter of the way to where the other side is. >> reporter: the gop is now united in its opposition to raising th
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